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World Media Iraqi PM Abadi declares victory over IS in Tal Afar
Author: 0 Iraqi PM Abadi declares victory over IS in Tal Afar

The city, along with towns in the area, was the group's last major stronghold in Iraq since the liberation of Mosul in early July. US -backed Iraqi forces made swift work of the town in northern Nineveh province, about 50 miles west of Mosul.

World Media Blue Whale Challenge: 17-year-old mastermind of killer game arrested
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Banaskantha district police chief Niraj Badgujara said, "No incident of suicide due to Blue Whale game has been brought to our notice". He added, “when we received information that a student of Class-VII of a local school and hailing from Mulankota area of Raha had taken up the Blue Whale Challenge , we reached the spot immediately and rescued the boy.

World Media 99% of junked Rs 500/1000 notes returned to banks: RBI
Author: 0 99% of junked Rs 500/1000 notes returned to banks: RBI

The former Union minister also accused the government of being "insensitive" as the decision brought "misery to people who kept waiting in long queues to get their own money from the banks". "The Prime Minister and Finance Minister should answer this, else this would be the biggest corruption in Indian history", he added. "He must apologise to the country and we will continue to force accountability on this issue", he said.

Author: 0 Watchdog: Iran complying with nuclear deal limits

In July he told the Wall Street Journal he "would be surprised if they were in compliance". Last week, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley visited the IAEA. Iran had already rejected the USA call to check Iranian conventional military facilities on the pretext of a nuclear inspection. Despite Haley's public comments, she neither asked the IAEA to visit specific sites nor offered new intelligence on any site, officials who attended her meetings said.

World Media Delhi: Building collapses in Sadar Bazar area; eight fire tenders at spot
Author: 0 Delhi: Building collapses in Sadar Bazar area; eight fire tenders at spot

The police official said, " The woman's body has been recovered. However, A team of the National Disaster Response Force or NDRF and the rescue operations are now underway. Like other bravehearts, Ali climbed the colony's iron barricade and jumped into the water to rescue those trapped in the cars. A vehicle, a scooter and two motorcycles were swept away by the garbage.

Author: 0 Trump's tearing the USA apart, damning poll from his heartland finds

He urged voters to punish lawmakers who don't cooperate with him this fall. "And if she doesn't do it for you, you have to vote her out of office". Naturally, he was short on details, but he did say he wants a 15 percent corporate tax code, and he wants Congress to take the lead in passing it and whatever else he comes up with, which will be called The American Plan-which, if I recall correctly, was the name of a union-busting strategy undertaken by American manufacturers in the 1920s.

Author: 0 US Pressure on North Korea Is 'Futile': Putin

Putin said the crisis can only be solved through "direct dialogue between all concerned parties, without preconditions". "In Russia's opinion the calculation that it is possible to halt North Korea's nuclear missile programmes exclusively by putting pressure on Pyongyang is erroneous and futile", Putin wrote.

World Media A Cool & Cloudy Thursday
Author: 0 A Cool & Cloudy Thursday

A red flag warning is issued when critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now or are expected shortly. It won't really feel that tropical but it is the last of Harvey passing over. Scattered showers are likely, but it doesn't look like a washout all day. Temperatures barely budge especially once the showers start to fall. Today will reach the 70s to around 80, but you'll have to wait until Labor Day for this type of warmth again.

World Media Lawyers want fraternity death charges dropped
Author: 0 Lawyers want fraternity death charges dropped

It may take another day or two to finish closing arguments for 11 other defendants, including several who face much less serious charges. After seven days of preliminary hearings, Judge Allen Sinclair dropped the most serious charges against the former Beta Theta Pi fraternity members connected to the death of Penn State sophomore Timothy Piazza.

World Media Cabinet reshuffle: PM Modi will keep in mind elections, performance and streamlining
Author: 0 Cabinet reshuffle: PM Modi will keep in mind elections, performance and streamlining

An excel spreadsheet of the ministers and their rating was reportedly submitted to PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah , and it was the reference point when decisions were taken on changes to the cabinet. However, the recent deaths of children due to encephalitis and other diseases across states may have prompted Modi to place more experienced hands in the ministry.

World Media Top Court To Hear Plea Challenging Move To Deport Rohingyas
Author: 0 Top Court To Hear Plea Challenging Move To Deport Rohingyas

Journalists and other outside observers have been unable to independently travel to the northwest of Myanmar's Rakhine state since an earlier outbreak of violence previous year, although some aid programs had quietly been resumed. Thousands of Rohingyas have sought to flee the fighting to Bangladesh, with almost 30,000 crossing over. Rohingya militants attacked 30 police posts and an army base last Friday, triggering a military response.

World Media Trump Travels to Missouri to Push Congress on Tax Reform
Author: 0 Trump Travels to Missouri to Push Congress on Tax Reform

Speaking at a manufacturing company in Springfield, Missouri , the birthplace of Route 66, U.S. President Donald Trump laid out his case for tax reform and reducing the burden of the tax system on businesses and individuals. Trump won Missouri past year with 56.4 percent of the vote, compared with Democrat Hillary Clinton's 37.9 percent. "We would like to bring our business tax rate to 15 percent".

World Media Trump Discusses Qatar With Saudi King
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At present, Kuwait and the U.S. are attempting to heal the rift between Qatar one one side and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE and Egypt on the other. The Qatari foreign minister said that Qatar is willing to resolve the Gulf crisis but has seen no sign that the Saudi Arabia-led bloc, which imposed an unjust blockade on Doha, is open to mediation.

World Media White House says Trump will donate $1 million to hurricane aid
Author: 0 White House says Trump will donate $1 million to hurricane aid

The first lady's communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said the remarks on her bosses' footwear were a matter of people worrying about the wrong thing. She wore a black baseball cap that read "FLOTUS" in white. The headgear, which might not have made such headlines in other circumstances, is being called out as Donald Trump trying to capitalize on the travesty caused by Hurricane Harvey by wearing a hat that he sells on his own website for $40.

World Media Northeast Ohio animal rescues poised to assist shelters impacted by Hurricane Harvey
Author: 0 Northeast Ohio animal rescues poised to assist shelters impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Amanda Anderson, a public relations specialist with Seattle Humane , said the dogs would be available for adoption within 24 to 48 hours. Wings of Rescue will transport shelter pets from Texas to Boeing Field on Wednesday, Aug. The animal rescue g0t its start after Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana, so when Harvey hit over the weekend plans were quickly put in motion. The way that pets and animals are being catered for in this disaster is worlds apart from those earlier events, with ...

World Media Senior Tories cast doubt on Theresa May's long-term future as leader
Author: 0 Senior Tories cast doubt on Theresa May's long-term future as leader

Britain "will be working with our global partners, as we have done previously, but we will be re-doubling our efforts with our worldwide partners to put pressure on North Korea to stop these illegal activities", the prime minister said. She won grudging respect for her humility when she promised them she would get the party out of "this mess". Kim Jong Un's regime first threatened to attack the United States island territory after President Donald Trump threatened to respond to North Korea's ...

World Media Eid al-Adha Begins Tonight, Bensonhurst Prayer Tomorrow
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REUTERS/B MathurMuslims perform Eid al-Adha prayers at the Jama Masjid in the old quarters of Delhi October 27, 2012. Saudi Arabia, the destination for all pilgrims, is already amidst of a 16-day public holiday which began August 24 and will continue until September 9.

Author: 0 The People's Protest Lining Streets In Northeast Springfield

Trump has repeatedly expressed his desire to overhaul the USA tax system with an extensive reform effort, but in his sweeping proclamations has yet to offer much detail on the nuts and bolts of what such a reform would entail. "That really means buying product ideally made in this country, but that means they'll go out, and they'll spend their money", he said. He also said the tax rate on companies is too high.

World Media Hurricane Irma packing 115 miles per hour wind and gaining strength in Atlantic
Author: 0 Hurricane Irma packing 115 miles per hour wind and gaining strength in Atlantic

Hurricane Irma continues to rapidly strengthen in the Atlantic. As of 4 p.m. Thursday, Irma strengthened into a Category 3 hurricane , with sustained winds of 115 miles per hour. It is too soon to know whether Irma will pose a threat to the USA mainland. Hurricane-force winds now extend outward up to 15 miles from Irma's center, and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 80 miles from the center, the NHC said.

World Media U.S. retaliates against Russian Federation ordering closure of consulate and annexes
Author: 0 U.S. retaliates against Russian Federation ordering closure of consulate and annexes

Slutsky is quoted by Russian news agencies as saying, "It's a highly unjust step". Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and US President Donald J. Trump (R) meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, 07 July 2017. The consulate, and annexes in NY and Washington, must close by Saturday. Tillerson spoke over the phone with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov this morning to inform him.

World Media Thousands of animals expected to flood shelters after Harvey
Author: 0 Thousands of animals expected to flood shelters after Harvey

Texans fleeing the flooding, meanwhile, are facing heart-rending decisions about their dogs and cats, as they are forced from homes with little more than their clothes and valuables. They also will be vaccinated and sprayed or neutered. Speed said the lesson for pet owners is to prepare before a storm hits. The Louisiana SPCA has moved 30 dogs and cats to Atlanta to make room for animals displaced by Harvey, according to the Times-Picayune .

World Media Sean Spicer finally gets to meet the pope
Author: 0 Sean Spicer finally gets to meet the pope

This encounter comes some three months after President Trump denied Spicer the chance to meet the Catholic leader during an official presidential visit to the Vatican in May. Whether simply thoughtless or an intentional slight, Spicer's absence drew some sympathy from White House press corps members, who often had a contentious relationship with the former communications director and chief strategist of the Republican National Committee.

World Media Qatar pilgrims shun the haj for fear of abuse
Author: 0 Qatar pilgrims shun the haj for fear of abuse

Each year, up to three million pilgrims descend on the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca - the epicenter of the Muslim world - to seek redemption, to forgive and to be forgiven. Asked if the authorities had detected any specific plots against this year's hajj , he said: "Not at all". It's the most sacred shrine of Islam. Meanwhile, the Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has provided about 15,000 electric cars and wheelchairs for the old and the pilgrims of special needs to use ...

World Media Moscow stands against amendment of Iran nuclear deal provisions
Author: 0 Moscow stands against amendment of Iran nuclear deal provisions

The U.N. nuclear watchdog suspected that Iran carried out work at Parchin on designs for detonator devices that could be used in a nuclear weapon and could fit in a ballistic missile warhead. The expert referred to a remark made by Ali Akbar Salehi , the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), concerning Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's threat to abandon the nuclear deal in response to Washington's ramping up of anti-Iranian sanctions.

World Media Nigel Farage Slams EU For Holding Britain
Author: 0 Nigel Farage Slams EU For Holding Britain "Hostage" During Brexit Talks

Earlier this month, UK Prime Minister Theresa May presented her view of Brexit to head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker , who said the papers are not "satisfactory". Meanwhile, David Davis, the UK's Brexit secretary defended his government's papers as "products of hard work and detailed thinking", adding that progress required imagination and flexibility from both sides.

World Media Bangladesh must provide safety to Rohingya refugees
Author: 0 Bangladesh must provide safety to Rohingya refugees

The government blames Rohingya insurgents and their sympathizers for the continuing violence. There were reports of additional deaths Wednesday. The displaced include ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and the persecuted Rohingya Muslim minority, thousands of whom have massed at the "zero line" border with Bangladesh which they are barred from crossing.

World Media Transgender service members file lawsuit against Trump for military ban
Author: 0 Transgender service members file lawsuit against Trump for military ban

However, this isn't a win. In the letter released Tuesday, they said enforcing the ban could mean discharging active duty soldiers, sailors, Marines and Air Force members who are serving honorably. Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military. Worse, however, as U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) notes, Trump's tweet was downright risky.

World Media Six family members believed dead after van swept away while fleeing Harvey
Author: 0 Six family members believed dead after van swept away while fleeing Harvey

The family had just made their way over a bridge when the vehicle was caught in the swollen bayou. The man said he was with several family members inside a white van that had become submerged into the water. He grabbed onto a tree branch and urged the others to try to escape. In the early hours of Sunday morning, as the waters in Houston continued to rise, 16-year-old Devy Saldivar wrote on Facebook , "no sleep & anxiety, please let this pass sooner".